Mental Health Visibility Only Goes So Far at the Oscars
Disability is usually the last identity category most people think of when we talk collectively about bolstering diversity, equity and inclusion across institutions — yet disabled people comprise the most diverse minoritized population in the world. After all, anyone can become disabled at any time. Disability is also often invisible: Think of how many people […]
Hugh Jackman Says Filming ‘The Son’ Made Him a “Different Parent”
Hugh Jackman says he’s a different parent after filming Florian Zeller’s The Son. The actor explained that since working on the project, he’s become more open with his children about what’s going on in his life or why he may seemed more distracted at some times than others. “I’m a different parent now because of […]
Hugh Jackman Says Mental Health Support on Film Sets Is Needed: “Well-Being in All Forms Is Really, Really Important”
Hugh Jackman is getting candid about mental health and the toll of filming his movie The Son. In an interview with the BBC that published online Tuesday, the Greatest Showman actor revealed that the film’s producers hired psychiatrists to stay on set for the cast and crew if they needed to talk. “This was the […]
‘The Son’ Director Florian Zeller Signs Multiyear Deal With ‘Call My Agent’ Producer Mediawan
Oscar-winning French director Florian Zeller (The Father, The Son) has signed a multiyear deal with fast-growing European production company Mediawan (Call My Agent!) to develop and produce films and high-end TV series across an array of platforms. Mediawan will finance and produce the films and series, co-producing with Blue Morning Pictures, the production outfit Zeller […]
Venice: Hugh Jackman Says Reading ‘The Son’ Was a “Feeling Like a Fire in My Gut”
Hugh Jackman says he was driven to reach out directly to Florian Zeller to ask if he could star in The Son, the playwright-turned-filmmaker’s sophomore feature following his acclaimed — and Oscar-winning — directorial debut The Father. Like The Father, The Son was adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, this time tackling the subject of depression and […]
Can the Venice Film Festival Relaunch the Art House Movie Business?
This year’s Cannes Film Festival marked the return of the theatrical blockbuster. Following their Croisette premieres, Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis helped reignite the post-COVID box office. The former has earned $1.4 billion worldwide, including more than $700 million domestically. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is nowhere near that level, but with a $145 million domestic haul […]
Venice Next Big Thing: ‘The Son’ Star Zen McGrath on Handling the Drama’s Emotional Intensity
Among the props Zen McGrath admits to swiping from the set of The Son is a photo of his much younger self Photoshopped on a beach alongside a smiling Hugh Jackman. “I took it because it looked so funny,” he says. “I just thought, I need that for myself.” The Son, having its world premiere […]
Andi Matichak on ‘Son’ and the “Wonderfully Chaotic” Ambition of ‘Halloween Kills’
The actor dives into her new film, and reflects on why the final two installments of the 'Halloween' trilogy weren't shot back to back as planned.